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20 December - International Human Solidarity Day: In the Millennium Declaration world leaders identified Solidarity as one of the fundamental values essential to international relations in the twenty-first century and emphasized that “Global challenges must be managed in a way that distributes the costs and burdens fairly in accordance with basic principles of equity and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.” In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, the strengthening of international solidarity and cooperation is indispensable for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals.

Convinced that the promotion of the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing was important for combating poverty, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 December as International Human Solidarity Day.

Launch of the International Human Solidarity Day
http://social.un.org/index/InternationalDays/InternationalHumanSolidarityDay/ECOSOCsCommemoration.aspx

ECOSOC's Commemoration
http://social.un.org/index/InternationalDays/InternationalHumanSolidarityDay/ECOSOCsCommemoration.aspx

2012 International Human Solidarity Day Messages:

DPI - http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/

DESA - http://social.un.org/index/Home/tabid/40/news/321/Default.aspx

2011 International Human Solidarity Day Messages:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

The Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Ms. Virginia Dandan

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